Lot #6224
Prince Playtime by Versace CD Package Mock-up with CD

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Estimate: $2000+


Rare NPG Records in-house handmade mockup artwork for the Playtime by Versace CD package from 1995, consisting of original CD, printed artwork, and jewel case. The front cover depicts Prince wearing a glimmering tank top and pointing to a symbol pendant hanging just above his bare waistline; the inner disc tray features a spiral text pattern of the words, "Sex Clothes 4 The New Power Generation," which matches the disc artwork; and the back cover shows Prince's hand pointing to the pendant next to the track listing: 1. Playtime, 2. Good Life-Big City Mix, 3. Soul Sanctuary, 4. 18 and Over, 5. Stone, 6. I Like It There, 7. Da Bang, 8. I'll Never Be Another Fool, 9. Van Gogh, 10. Poor Goo, and 11. Dinner with Dolores. In fine condition. From the collection of artist/art director Michael Van Huffel and accompanied by a letter of provenance.

This full package mock-up is one of only a few personally designed and hand-made by Michael Van Huffel, a member of the art department at Paisley Park and NPG Records, which were originally created as gifts of art and music for Gianni and Donatella Versace. No two mock-ups were alike, making this example truly one-of-a-kind, and the music featured on the included disc, including ‘Playtime’ and ‘Stone,’ are either rare mixes or never-before-released material. A decidedly unique Prince item that is even more rare than the sought-after ‘Versace Experience’ cassette.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Prince Music Auction
  • Dates: #516 - Ended September 27, 2017